Final vote split on Colorado Springs medical marijuana moratorium


A hotly disputed medical marijuana moratorium fractured the Colorado Springs City Council's vote Tuesday but won final approval 6-to-3 after seven weeks of haggling.

Citizens testified at length, some...

Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia stepping down for new job opportunity

By: The Associated Press

DENVER — Colorado's lieutenant governor is stepping down to run a higher education commission.

Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia made the announcement Tuesday morning. He says he is leaving the administration to be...

Peggy Littleton launches website to gauge support for potential senate campaign


El Paso County Commissioner Peggy Littleton said she is exploring a potential bid for U.S. Senate and has launched a website to get feedback for a potential campaign.

She is the fourth politician from El...

Universal health care to appear on Colorado ballot in 2016

By: The Associated Press

DENVER — Supporters of universal health care have gathered enough signatures to put on next year's ballot a plan to make Colorado the first state to opt out of the federal health law and replace it with...

Colorado lawmakers discuss Planned Parenthood abortion, fetal tissue issues


DENVER - Colorado Republican lawmakers want to know whether Planned Parenthood has violated two state laws - one that prohibits the use of state dollars to pay for abortions and the other that prohibits aborted...

Mayor Suthers keeps belt-tightening promise; City Council to vote on 2016 budget


Mayor John Suthers vowed months ago to block pay raises, limit hires and delay building projects next year. And the 2016 budget that the City Council votes on Tuesday does just that.

The belt-tightening...

Colorado Springs watch party set for GOP debate


El Paso County Republicans will gather to watch the fourth GOP presidential candidate debate Tuesday night starting at 6 p.m. at Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside Dr.

Executive director of the local party,...

Investigation finds campaign finance, ethics, open records areas where Colorado needs to improve


Colorado fared better than many states in a measure of how vulnerable to corruptible state government and officials are, but the research compiled by the Center for Public Integrity still found cause for concern -...